July 2, 2018

How Harbor Pictures Crafts A-List Work in All Three Formats

Co-Founder Zak Tucker says the marriage of advertising and entertainment makes for extremely fertile ground and he’s got the experience to prove it. A pioneer in end-to-end production and post, co-founder and president of Harbor Picture Company, Zak Tucker, is arguably one of the most interesting people to talk to on the changing landscape of... View Article
June 20, 2018

#CannesLions2018: Pharma and Health & Wellness Lions winners!

The 65th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity kicked off on 18 June with the Cannes Pharma and Cannes Health & Wellness Lions award ceremonies! Winners of the Cannes Lions Health track were announced and the Cannes Lions’ opening award ceremony held at the Palais on Monday, 18 June from 7pm. Lions Health, now in... View Article
June 11, 2018

‘Ocean’s 8’: How the Female-Fronted Film Stole the Box-Office Crown

The movie’s opening is a reminder that fanboys aren’t the only moviegoers that matter during summer. A month ago, few in Hollywood would have predicted that the female-fronted Ocean’s 8 would have no trouble stealing this weekend’s box-office crown from Solo: A Star Wars Story, or that Book Club, another femme-centric summer film, would amass nearly $57 million to... View Article
May 7, 2018

Solo: A Star Wars Story Featurette Reveals More of Han Solo’s World

A new two-minute featurette for “Solo: A Star Wars Story” shows more of the world of Star Wars when it was still under the control of the Empire than fans have seen before. Featuring quotes from director Ron Howard — who replaced Chris Miller and Phil Lord — Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke, Alden Ehrenreich and... View Article
April 17, 2018

Cannes Critics’ Week 2018: Paul Dano’s ‘Wildlife’ To Open Section – Full List

The Critics’ Week sidebar of the Cannes Film Festival has announced its lineup with Paul Dano’s feature directorial debut Wildlife as the opening night film. Billed as a Special Screening, the Sundance premiere will run out of competition and stars Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal. Alex Lutz’s Guy has been set to close the section,... View Article

Olympian Gus Kenworthy Sets A New Standard For Queer Inclusion In Ad Campaign

Guss Kenworthy – Shoulders of Greatness TV Commercial Authenticity is certainly paying off for Gus Kenworthy. The 26-year-old freeskier secured a spot on the men’s slopestyle Olympic team Sunday, making him one of two openly gay men competing for the U.S. at the Winter Games for the first time in history. (Figure skater Adam Rippon is... View Article

Dee Rees talks about directing Netflix’s Mudbound

Change is good, and while there are only a handful of young, successful, black female directors shooting features these days, the tide is starting to turn. Case in point: Dee Rees, who is helping lead the charge with her powerful new feature Mudbound, which was nominated for two Golden Globes. Set in the rural American... View Article

DP Rachel Morrison on Mudbound, Her Ideal Extinct Film Stock and Using Waveform Monitors

In Mudbound, a friendship between two returning soldiers – one white (Garrett Hedlund) and one black (Jason Mitchell) – sets a pair of neighboring farming families on a path to tragedy in post-World War II Mississippi. For cinematographer Rachel Morrison (Fruitvale Station, the upcoming Black Panther), filmic references for the harshness of agrarian life in the Jim... View Article
April 4, 2018

This Perfectly Crafted Denny’s Ad Will Get You Surprisingly Pumped for ‘Solo’

There’s been only one trailer released so far for the upcoming flick Solo: A Star Wars Story, so Denny’s has stepped up to fill the hype gap with a geektastic peek into this summer blockbuster. For the 60-second ad announcing its link to the movie, the restaurant chain and its agency EP+Co assembled a cantina full of... View Article
November 3, 2017

The Girlfriend Experience: a welcome return for TV’s most audacious drama

It’s easy to make a case for why, on paper, The Girlfriend Experience is the last thing we need right now. In an ever-expanding world of original programming, small-screen networks and platforms have been feeling the desperation that’s affected their larger-screen counterparts for decades. In an attempt to lure viewers away from tenacious competitors, pre-awareness... View Article
October 27, 2017

Color Grading Film and Digital for Wonderstruck

Colorist Joe Gawler of Harbor Pictures has worked on a number of films and television shows over the years, including A Most Violent Year, Midnight in Paris and Arrival. For Wonderstruck, Gawler had to work with multiple film stocks. The story takes place in two time periods—the 1920s and the 1970s—and black & white and color film were used to convey the different time... View Article
October 19, 2017

‘Get Out’ Tops IFP Gotham Awards Nominations; ‘Mudbound’ Voted Special Jury Award

Blumhouse/Universal’s feature Get Out from filmmaker Jordan Peele fired up awards season this morning with its first set of nominations at the 27th annual IFP Gotham Awards. The $4.5 million-budgeted movie that made its debut at the Sundance Film Festival as a secret screening received four nominations — more than any other indie title — including best feature,... View Article
September 20, 2017

Josh Berger: Mixing Commercials Like the Movies

Post Magazine pg. 38 By Josh Berger, Re-Recording Mixer, Harbor Picture Company What is a “commercial” in 2017? It’s a six-second, pre-roll on YouTube, it’s a branded Buzzfeed video, an interactive digital billboard in an airport, a VR experience, and sure, sometimes it’s still a :30 spot on TV. There is literally no limit to the... View Article
September 12, 2017

Toronto Film Review: Margot Robbie in ‘I, Tonya’

Margot Robbie gives a delectable performance as Tonya Harding in a biopic that saves her from infamy by being cheeky but real. VARIETY Written by Owen Gleiberman, Chief Film Critic, Variety September 9, 2017 “I, Tonya,” a riff on the Tonya Harding saga starring Margot Robbie as the infamous figure skater the whole world decided it loved to hate, is a fresh,... View Article

Neon & 30WEST Land ‘I, Tonya’ For $5 Million – Toronto

DEADLINE Written by Mike Fleming Jr September 11, 2017 EXCLUSIVE: After three all-night negotiations, Neon and 30WEST tag teamed to skate off with a deal for I, Tonya, the Craig Gillespie-directed black comedy from Miramax about the epic fall from grace of Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding. Sources peg the deal at around $5 million, and Neon’s Tom Quinn and Tim League... View Article